It’s cold outside and if you don’t want to whack the heating on, you could go for something portable – like this EcoSmart Retro freestanding fire.
Loving the 70s-style looks and period orange colour scheme, but that’s where retro ends – all the inner workings are very modern. Freestanding, with no need for gas, electricity or special ventilation, you just need to add the eco-friendly bio ethanol fuel and you’re away – a single refill will burn for between 7 and 20 hours.
Safe too, with the flames and steel interior protected by a front windscreen in safety glass and the frame not likely to get too warm. We’d buy one tomorrow, but for one thing – the price. You’re looking at £5,725, but you might make some of it back in fuel savings.